PHYS 4370. Classical Mechanics. 3 Hours.
Students engage in a more advanced treatment of the classical theory of Mechanics which extends the material covered in PHYS 1411. Newton's second law is treated as a differential equation to study kinematics, oscillations, and conservation laws. Lagrangian dynamics are introduced, along with generalized coordinates. Additional topics may include orbital motion, rigid bodies, coupled systems, and effective potentials. Completion of Calculus III (MATH 2440) is recommended, though it may be taken concurrently.
Prerequisite: MATH 3376.